Charles Querrie

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Charles Querrie
Charles Querrie.jpg
Querrie in the 1917–18 season.
Born Charles Laurens Querrie[1]
(1877-07-25)July 25, 1877
Markham, Ontario, Canada
Died April 5, 1950(1950-04-05) (aged 72)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Former ice hockey coach and general manager

Charles Laurens Querrie (July 25, 1877 – April 5, 1950) was the first General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, at the time called the Toronto Arenas (1917–20) and the Toronto St. Patricks (1920–27).

Querrie was born in Markham, Ontario around the area now known as Victoria Square.


Querrie won two Stanley Cups with the team, in 1917–18 and again in 1921–22. Prior to his career in hockey coaching and management, Querrie was a prominent lacrosse player in amareur and professional leagues in his hometown of Markham (member of Lacrosse Hall of Fame) as well as in Toronto.[1]

In 1927 Querrie sold his majority stake of the St. Pat's to Conn Smythe, who had purchased the team along with several partners including St. Pat's minority owner Jack Bickell.

Hume was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a field player in 1965, the first year of inductees.

Later Years[edit]

He died on April 5, 1950 at Toronto General Hospital of a heart attack.[1]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
TOR 1922–23 19 11 7 1 - (27) 3rd in NHL Did Not Qualify
TOR 1923–24 24 10 14 0 - 20 3rd in NHL Did Not Qualify
TOR 1926–27 29 8 17 4 - (35) 5th in Canadian (resigned)
Total 72 29 38 5


  1. ^ a b c "Charlie Querrie: Noted Canadian Sportsman; Lacrosse Ace; Hockey Figure", The Globe and Mail, April 6, 1950, pg. 18
Preceded by
Toronto Arena Company
Principal owner, Toronto Maple Leafs
Succeeded by
Conn Smythe
Preceded by
Position created
General Manager of the Toronto
Arenas/St. Particks/Maple Leafs

Succeeded by
Conn Smythe
Preceded by
George O'Donoghue
Eddie Powers
Head coach of the Toronto St. Patricks
Succeeded by
Eddie Powers
Mike Rodden